- Campfire Canapés
- 11 Ways to Use Fennel
- 11 Things to Do with Salmon
- Fresh Fish, Broken Back
- White Truffle Mania
- Started Out on Bok Choy, Soon Hit the Harder Stuff
- Oatmeal, Cheaper, Faster and Better
- How to Make Wheat Berries and Farro into Easy Weeknight Dishes
- 8 Ways to Use Farro
- 4 Ways to Make Everything Better with Cherries
Recently I planted a few large gardening pots with a heavy dose of mixed lettuce seeds. I thin out the sprouts every five days or so, gleaning enough to make a crisp, sweet lettuce-sprout salad that's not only precious and pretty but also much more nutritious than one made with mature lettuces.
I call these gardening pots Salad Bowls (actually my sister, Susie, coined the term). If you'd like to make your own Salad Bowls, fill a few wide, shallow pots with as many seeds as possible (lettuce sprouts don't really mind crowded living conditions). A single seed packet holds tons of the tiniest seeds, so it’s easy to scatter a heavy dose of them into each pot. The more seedlings, the more thinning, the longer the sprout season. You can grow Salad Bowls all spring on a sunny windowsill or on a porch. Get one going, there is still plenty of time!
Susie likes making Salad Bowls as spring garden gifts. She nurtures the sprouts until they are a showy 4-inches high, then gives them away in the pot.